Indians Paying Homage to Spirit of the Chaudiere
Oil on canvas
66.2 cm x 50.1 cm
Watercolour over pencil
Guillet, Edwin C. 1933 Early life in Upper Canada
- Guillet, Edwin and Mary. The Pathfinders of North America. Toronto, Macmillan, 1939. 304p. Illus. p. 193
Ontario Society of Artists. Eightieth: annual spring exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists. Toronto, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1952. n.p. Illus. ([illustration] cat. #5 “Indians paying homage to the spirit of Chaudiere”)
McKay, Marylin J. A national soul: Canadian mural painting, 1860s-1930s. Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002. 304 p. Illus.
p. 143-144 - “Murals installed by Charles Jefferys in the writing room of the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa in 1930 also called for recognition of the superiority of the British waterway technology. One panel represents a Native man offering tobacco in ritualistic homage to the spirit of the local Chaudiere Falls… In another, English soldiers use mechanical equipment and massive cut-stone blocks to build Ottawa’s Rideau Canal and control water for commercial purposes… the viewer might quickly suppose that the Native’s unscientific attempt to control nature would result in failure, while that of the British would produce the desired effect.”
p. 145 - [Natives and Chaudiere Falls], 1931 [Building of Rideau Canal], 1931
Boucher, Louis N. “Chaudiere Falls in the Outaouais Region.” In Encyclopedia of French cultural heritage in North America. 11 p. Illus. http://www.ameriquefrancaise.org/en/ Accessed November 11, 2013.